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Glennwood’s Countdown to Christmas

Glennwood’s Countdown to Christmas

Carter Bak makes an impressive Santa.  Especially when he starts ripping off his fake white beard, pulling the pillow out from behind the silver-buckled big black belt and shouting “Ho, ho, ho.” This is Bak’s first Christmas at Laguna Beach’s Glennwood House, a complex of apartments and community activity rooms for developmentally disabled residents aged […]

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A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent Carissa Scivers, already 21, counts down the days until she can live independently. For her, the excitement of packing up belongings and saying goodbyes to her family will mark the real beginning of adulthood. Her rite of passage is special by several measures. Scivers is among the very […]

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Community Grants Make a Difference

Community Grants Make a Difference

Parents of some developmentally disabled young adults may have one less worry as their loved ones finally leave the nest for semi-independent living at the newly renovated Glennwood House of Laguna Beach.  As a first-time recipient of a community assistance grant, Glennwood administrators intend to use the extra cash to subsidize room and board for […]

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Glennwood Sets Out to Meet Its Neighbors

Glennwood Sets Out to Meet Its Neighbors

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   New electrical wiring – complicated, intricate, and functionally crucial – now runs through the walls of every room in Glennwood House, leading back to the director’s office. Though outwardly the residential facility for developmentally disabled adults is still unfinished, the connectivity being forged within indicates how far along […]

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Walkin’ and Rollin’ to Completion

Walkin’ and Rollin’ to Completion

Glennwood House expects to finally break ground next month, remaking a senior housing facility into one for 50 young adults with developmental disabilities. Next week, the organization holds a fundraiser to assist with its completion early next year. During the Roll-A-Thon on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, future residents, their families and […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Christmas Bulbs Go to Market   The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will be at the Farmers Market in Laguna Beach this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon to sell bulbs, plants and planted arrangements.   The Friends offer large bulbs in an array of colors.  Other spring blooming bulbs such as […]

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Glennwood Begins Capital Fund

Glennwood Begins Capital Fund

The Glennwood House established a fund at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to assist with its $3.4 million capital campaign to refurbish housing for up to 50 young adults, aged 18-45, who have developmental disabilities. The Glennwood House Foundation purchased a former assisted living facility at Ruby Street and South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach […]

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Special-Needs Rocker Back in the Spotlight

Special-Needs Rocker Back in the Spotlight

Scott Siegel, the autistic songwriter and vocalist who leads the Arrest My Sister alternative rock band, is among 11 honorees at the first Genius in Autism Awards, scheduled at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Jan. 10. Siegel’s parents, Laguna Beach residents Leeni and Michael, as well as the band, signed on early to support fundraising […]

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“The Little Engine That Could” Gains Ground

“The Little Engine That Could” Gains Ground

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy The easy part was scrambling for two years to buy a deserted retirement home at Ruby Street and S. Coast Highway. The hard part now is making the rent. The property and building with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean were purchased for $6.5 million as the future site of […]